A STAR IS BORN
BRADLEY COOPER (Jack) is a four-time Oscar nominee making his directorial debut
fall with "A Star Is Born." He recently wrapped production in Clint Eastwood's
"The Mule," and was
heard lending his voice to the character Rocket Raccoon in the blockbuster
"Avengers: Infinity War."
Four years ago, Cooper took on the iconic role of John Merrick in "The Elephant
the Booth Theater on Broadway, opposite Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola.
acclaimed performance garnered him a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an
Actor in a
Leading Role, an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Actor in a
Play, a Drama League
award for Outstanding Distinguished Performance and a Drama Desk nomination for
Actor in a Play. The Broadway production received five Tony nominations,
including Best Revival of
a play. Following the success of the play in New York, Cooper reprised the role
of John Merrick in a
six-week limited run of the play in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the
West End, directed
by Scott Ellis, alongside the original Broadway cast. Cooper originally
performed the role on the
Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the summer of 2012, also
directed by Ellis, also
alongside Clarkson and Nivola.
In 2014, Cooper produced and starred in Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed,
film "American Sniper," which became the top grossing film of 2014 distributed
Bros. Pictures. Cooper's performance as celebrated navy seal Chris Kyle and his
producer garnered him his third and fourth Oscar nominations and a Producers
nomination. The film was based on an adaptation of the autobiography of Navy
SEAL Chris Kyle,
American Sniper: The Autobiography of The Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military
originally optioned the book under his production company, two years prior to
making the film.
Also in 2014, Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for
as the unhinged FBI Agent Richie DiMaso in the David O. Russell drama "American
opposite Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. "American Hustle" was
10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Cooper received nominations for a
BAFTA Award for
Best Actor in a Supporting Role, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a
Satellite Award and a
Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The cast received the Screen
(SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
That same year, Cooper lent his voice to the character Rocket Raccoon in the
action-adventure "Guardians of the Galaxy," directed by James Gun. He voiced him
again in the 2017
sequel, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," also directed by Gunn.
In April 2013, Cooper starred opposite Ryan Gosling in the critically-acclaimed
Place Beyond the Pines," directed by Derek Cianfrance. Cooper portrayed the
character of Avery, a
rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. The film was
recognized by the
National Board of Review as one of their top 10 films of 2013.
Earlier that year, Cooper starred opposite Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis in
Part III," the third installment of the comedy trilogy. Cooper also starred in
the previous installments,
all directed by Todd Phillips, which collectively grossed over $1.4 billion
globally. "The Hangover
Part II" smashed opening weekend records for an R-rated comedy, and "The
grossed $469.2 million worldwide, still ranks domestically as the highest
grossing R-rated comedy
In 2012, Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of
Pat Solatano in
the comedic drama "Silver Linings Playbook." The film, directed by David O.
Russell and starring
Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, was nominated for eight Academy Awards,
Picture. Cooper was recognized by the National Board of Review for Best Actor
and won the
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Comedy. Cooper also
received a Golden
Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture â€“
Comedy or Musical
and a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a
Leading Role, as
well as nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Male Lead, and
the BAFTA Awards
for Best Actor in a Lead Role.
In March 2011, Cooper starred opposite Robert De Niro in the box office hit
marked Cooper's first starring role in a feature film, directed by Neil Burger.
Cooper also served as a
producer on the film.
Cooper's additional film credits include: Todd Phillips' "War Dogs"; David O.
"Burnt"; "The Words"; "The A-Team"; "New York I Love You"; "He's Just Not That
Into You"; "Hit
and Run"; "Yes Man"; "All About Steve"; "Wedding Crashes"; "Wet Hot American
"Aloha"; and "Serena."
Cooper made his Broadway debut in the spring of 2006 in Joe Montello's
production of "Three
Days of Rain," opposite Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd. In July 2008, he joined the
cast of the critically
acclaimed Theresa Rebeck play "The Understudy," which premiered at the
Festival to rave reviews and sold out performances.
On television, Cooper most recently reprised his role as Ben in the Netflix
remake "Wet Hot
American Summer: First Day of Camp." His other television credits include:
"Alias," in which Cooper
portrayed Will Tippin; the F/X Drama "Nip/Tuck"; Fox's single-camera comedy
Confidential," based on the trials and tribulations of renowned chef Anthony
Bourdain; "Jack &
Bobby"; and a guest appearance on "Sex and the City."
In 2012, Cooper entered into a two-year first look deal with Warner Bros. for
company 22nd & Indiana Pictures, under which "American Sniper" was produced.
Three years later,
Cooper partnered with longtime friend and collaborator Todd Phillips, and
combined their production
companies to form Joint Effort under Warner Bros., which has produced "War
Dogs," "Joy" and "A
Star Is Born." Cooper and Phillips are currently developing "Black Flags," a
television series based
on the book, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, which they will executive produce.
Born in Philadelphia, Cooper graduated with honors in the English program at
University. After moving to New York City, he obtained his Masters in the Fine
Arts program at the
Actors Studio Drama School.
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